Thursday, June 3, 2010

Reuters slavishly reporting for Turkey; fails to mention anything about IHH ties to terrorism

With hundreds of stories on the Gaza flotilla incident now published on its website including over 100 focusing on the Turkish ship carrying members of İnsani Yardım Vakfı (IHH), Reuters continues to prostrate itself on behalf of the Turks while maintaining a complete blackout on any details of the group's links to Islamic terrorism worldwide.  This is not only shoddy journalism, it's a direct violation of the Thomson Reuters Trust Principles and Handbook of Journalism:
Take no side, tell all sides
As Reuters journalists, we never identify with any side in an issue, a conflict or a dispute. Our text and visual stories need to reflect all sides, not just one. This leads to better journalism because it requires us to stop at each stage of newsgathering and ask ourselves “What do I know?” and “What do I need to know?”
UPDATE 2:30 PM: Reuters Bureau Chief Alastair Macdonald and Editor-in-charge Jeffrey Heller continue the charade here:
The head of a Turkish charity that organised the flotilla carrying relief supplies [along with knives, clubs, chains, steel rods, and stun grenades, ed.] said activists had grabbed guns from 10 marines in self-defence and thrown the weapons overboard without having fired them.

1 comment:

  1. See who planned the "flotilla". Seems Terrorists Adam Shapiro & Huwaida Arraf Led, Organized Gaza Flotilla. Their organization harbored several Islamic terrorists and homicide bombers, including those who blew up a Tel Aviv Bar. They founded and head up the International Solidarity Movement (ISM).

    More sordid details you wont see in the MSM here:

    Debbie has the goods.